Government of Yukon

November 21, 2012

Premier attends forum to continue work to strengthen economy

WHITEHORSE—Premier Darrell Pasloski will attend the Council of the Federation International Economic Forum in Halifax on November 22 and 23 to continue working with his counterparts across Canada to strengthen the country’s economy.

“The discussions at this economic forum are of great relevance to Yukon and will focus on global economic and trade issues and the implications for Canadian provinces and territories,” Pasloski said.

Also at the forum, Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney will present the bank’s outlook for the global and Canadian economies and inflation in Canada.

The forum is an outcome of the annual Council of the Federation meeting that took place in July, where premiers said maintaining a strong and growing economy is their top priority.

“It is in Yukon’s interest that we build meaningful partnerships with other provinces and territories so that we can continue to improve the lives of all Canadians,” Pasloski added.

Premiers have been collaborating through the Council of the Federation for almost a decade. The council comprises all thirteen provincial and territorial premiers who work together to foster a constructive relationship among provinces and territories and with the federal government.

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Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
Bonnie King
Communications, Executive Council Office


News Release #12-228